MHA Auxiliary Scholarships
The Pink Ladies and Men in Maroon invest approximately $20,000 of the money they raise each year through the Almost New Shop, bi-annual arts and crafts and other sponsored sales into health occupations scholarships. Scholarships typically open in January and close mid-March each year. Please download the application below for exact deadline dates.
Assistance Grants for Patients in Dialysis
The MHA Foundation is able to make need-based, financial assistance grants to dialysis patients, not for treatment, but for ancillary items that might be required with the lifestyle changes and burdens to the family that go hand in hand with treatment, such as wheel chair ramps or safety bars.
Fire Department and other Community Health Grants
Overall, eleven rural Gila County fire departments have received assistance from MHA, and $20,000 of the money the MHA Auxiliary raised in 2009 was awarded to rural fire departments in Gila County. The cost of sending a firefighter for EMT or paramedic training is fast approaching $5,000, so these scholarships are just another way the organization has a hugely positive impact on the community. Babysitters have also learned all about safety through Fire Department and MHA sponsored trainings. MHA also partnered with Payson and Diamond Star Fire Departments and placed ten automated external defibrillators or AEDs around Payson—four in police cruisers and six in businesses with lots of public foot traffic.